I’ll admit it, I was pretty darned surprised when I learned that Robert Pattinson doesn’t have a social media presence. After all, the man is a living meme. Even those who are not fans of his music know of his famous face and quirkily lanky figure. He’s been labeled the “Sexy Beast” and seems to enjoy every bit of attention that comes his way. So, why no social media? Is he trying to keep a low profile? Is he afraid that his fans will hate him if they find out what he has to say? Is he saving the real comments for a tell-all book? We will probably never know the real reason why Robert Pattinson doesn’t have a social media presence, but until then, let’s celebrate his absence. Here are just a few of the things that I think would have made his social media presence unforgettable:
If you listen to one of his songs, you’ll know exactly what it is that he is trying to convey. Each of his songs is dripping with melancholy yet there’s an undeniable sense of hope in every one of them. It’s as if he wants to say, “Don’t give up hope, life can still have joy.” While it is true that he doesn’t have a social media presence, he has not stopped recording. Just this year he released his fourth album, titled Believe. The album includes 11 tracks and was produced by famed English producer Dave Stewart. It does not seem that Stewart had any trouble inspiring the songs, as they are all fantastic melodious pop/rock tracks that any fan of contemporary music will truly enjoy.
One of the things that would have made Robert Pattinson’s social media presence unforgettable is the abundance of personal stories that he would have included in his posts. Stories about his travels, his battles with addiction, and his complicated love life are all topics that I think could have made for interesting reading. It would have given the audience a peek into his personal life that they wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. This is not to say that he needs to share every detail, but there should be some substance to back up his anecdotes. If a celebrity would include stories about their past, it usually means that they are either trying to explain something or divert attention from something that they don’t want to talk about. The choice is up to the individual.
Another thing that would have made Robert Pattinson’s social media presence unforgettable is the abundance of creative quotes that he would have included in his posts. It’s a tried and true marketing technique for influencers to include quotes from famous people on their social media. If you have ever seen the Kardashians’ Instagram posts, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. They will often include a quote from a famous person in support of their argument or just to enhance the literary quality of their message. For instance, if they want to talk about the environment, they will often include a quote from Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk to support their stance. So too, if they want to promote a clothing brand or a beauty product, they will often include a quote from a celebrity to draw more attention to their content.
Last but not least, I think that it would have been great if Robert Pattinson had a social media presence because of his incredible sense of humor. Anyone who has ever watched him perform knows exactly what I’m talking about. He has an incredible way of making any audience member or listener laugh out loud. While he may not always be able to keep a straight face, he still manages to make people laugh with the most absurd humor imaginable. His Twitter account is a veritable treasure trove of funny quotes and memes. Although, after reading his comments about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, I’m not sure that he’s still laughing all the way to the bank. Regardless, I still think that his sense of humor would have made him a phenomenal addition to any social media platform.
While I think that Robert Pattinson would have been an amazing addition to any social network because of his charm and relatability, he has decided to keep his personal life private. His lack of a social media presence is not the result of a lack of trying. In fact, throughout his entire professional career, he has consistently used social media to further his career and to engage with his audience. Perhaps his reluctance to have a public persona on social media has something to do with the recent surge of celebrities using the platform to keep up with fans and promote their personal brands. In any event, we can still have fun with the fact that Robert Pattinson doesn’t have a social media presence.